Dry needling is a specialized technique that focuses on targeting trigger points in the muscular system. Our providers target trigger points using hollow-core hypodermic needles, resulting in muscle pain relief. They use this common therapeutic method for myofasical pain syndromes and other muscle-related discomfort. Dry needling stimulates the muscles to relieve tension at the root.
Dry needling, like acupuncture, uses deliberate placement of needles to target points with a purpose. Unlike acupuncture, dry needling targets muscles based on physical therapy and chiropractic principles of the muscular system. This educational targeted needling is the key distinction between dry needling and acupuncture. Our providers use dry needling and certified techniques to focus on the connection between trigger points. They improve these techniques through training, certification, and continued education to provide unrivaled care to patients. At ESP, we believe in practicing chiropractic and physical therapy techniques that have a solid physiological and orthopedic basis.